Is it possible to seperate character avatar limits from general avatar limits? I'm fine with the current sides, except that
Err, it's 171 tall by 135 wide for now.
they seem so very random. Really, what kind of a number is 171? I'm used to 100x100 myself, but I guess that might be too small for some.
By the way, how is the avatar size enforced? I already notice 2 people in this thread with avatars that breach those boundaries. I'm guessing it's currently only limited to avatars uploaded to E, not those linking to an online picture. Does that mean the limit only applies to avatars uploaded, or is it a general rule that's currently not technically enforced to online avatars?
In other words, a checkbox to to shrink avatars to small size, or to show minimal or maximum profile information with posts, etc? Options in the profile configuration screen, I mean. If possible, would solve the dialup vs. broadband issue, and allow some people that don't care to see the profile and/or avatar with each post to set those as options.
This would help people with small monitors, but not people with dialup, as it would still have to download the entire picture. For dialups, the filesize is what matters, not the physical boundaries. Animated GIFs for example take up much more data than highly compressed JPEG's, even if the latter are a lot bigger.